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Old 04-27-2008, 08:30 AM   #1
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Carrots!

whelp, I needed to get last years, over wintered, carrots out of the garden to make way for the rototiller, and I had been secretly praying that the mice had gotten them, but, no, yesterday I dug 61 pounds of perfect carrots.

So I am looking for any ideas for cooked, raw, saladed (is that a word?) and especially carrot soup recipes. Got any? she says pleadingly

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Old 04-27-2008, 08:39 AM   #2
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I'm sure the Waskawy Wabbit would wove dem.

Holy bunch of carrots, Batman.
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Old 04-27-2008, 08:46 AM   #3
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Wow!! 61 pounds....That a lot of Carrots.....Do you have a juicer?? Love carrot juice!
Or you could make some friends...share some with your neighbors!!
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:07 AM   #4
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Ideas:
Carrot pie (cook and mash like you would pumpkin and then follow a pumpkin pie recipe

Carrot Cake

Shredded carrot salad (combine shredded carrots with salad dressing, raisins, and sugar)

Orange Jello with shredded carrots, walnuts and raisins.

Use to make veggie stock.

Use in tomato sauce (including both Italian and French versions)

Use in slaws

Use with potatoes in boiled dinner, potato soup

Shred and add to split pea, bean, and lentil soups

Cook and add to seafood chowders

Saute' and use in stir-fries

Dice and add to various stuffings and dressings

Juice

Add to fruit smoothies

Steam and top with powderd ginger, butter, and honey

Steam and cream (add to a Bechemel or Blonde Sauce)

Slice into salads

Cook, puree, and add to chicken or turkey broth, along with onion and celery.

Add to chili

Make carrot bread (similar to carrot cake), or add to other similar breads such as apple, or spice bread.

Serve as a carrot sticks.

Combine with mushrooms, potatoes, beef cubes, and celery. Cook until the meat is tender and thicken all with a browned roux to make stew. Use the broth from the cooked ingredients to thin the roux into gravy.

Cook alongside a roast, along with potatoe, celery, onion, and garlic cloves to make a yankee pot roast.

Bake on a veggie pizza with other toppings of your choice.

Well, that's all I can think of in a quick minute and I've got to get ready for church now.

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Old 04-27-2008, 09:12 AM   #5
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I'm sure the Waskawy Wabbit would wove dem.

Holy bunch of carrots, Batman.
Hey, Jeeks, did you notice that fence around the garden? I'll never forget the first year we gardened after the fence was in place. We planted just like we did before the fence....well....we did not comprehend how much we were (over) planting for the animals...and we planted enough carrots for the whole county. Jeepers, we didn't realize how many carrot tops we were losing to the bunnies.

And actually, the coyotes have wiped out the wabbit population the last few years, I rarely see a bunny, and never see him/her twice

nope, UB, no juicer. Yes, we will share with friends and neighbors. Currently the carrots are occupying about 25% of my refrigerator space. But back to the juice idea, I add carrots to my tomato juice I can in the fall, I'll experiment with the blender. Do you add any other veggie?
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:12 AM   #6
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Mollie Katzen's "The New Moosewood Cookbook" has 2 different recipes that look really good (one is for a gingered carrot soup and the other is for an herbed carrot soup). From the look of either recipe, you would use up 2 lbs of carrots and both look like they would freeze well. I've tried several other soup recipes of hers and they have always been good.

I also have a recipe from a local restaurant's cookbook ("14kt Gold Carrot Soup"). Her's are stated in restaurant qualities so would use about 10 lbs of carrots and again looks like it would freeze well.

So I don't break any copyright rules, let me know if any sound interesting and I will PM them to you.
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oh goodweed, thanks so much, you have some great ideas
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Old 04-27-2008, 09:15 AM   #8
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Make the Worlds Largest Carrot Cake. And I'll come sample it.
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Mollie Katzen's "The New Moosewood Cookbook" has 2 different recipes that look really good (one is for a gingered carrot soup and the other is for an herbed carrot soup). From the look of either recipe, you would use up 2 lbs of carrots and both look like they would freeze well. I've tried several other soup recipes of hers and they have always been good.

I also have a recipe from a local restaurant's cookbook ("14kt Gold Carrot Soup"). Her's are stated in restaurant qualities so would use about 10 lbs of carrots and again looks like it would freeze well.

So I don't break any copyright rules, let me know if any sound interesting and I will PM them to you.

YES, I am looking for that recipe. I have the Enchanted Broccoli Forest and it is not in it. Just one of Mollies recipes will be enough.. Thank you
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Make the Worlds Largest Carrot Cake. And I'll come sample it.
hey, come on over, it's on the list
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